2014-2016 WCF General Council

WCF members are eligible to serve on WCF's General Council (Governing Body), which sets the strategic direction and development of WCF's services.

The WCF General Council is composed of the WCF Chairmanship, the WCF Executive Committee and 20 members who are listed below.

Council members come from:

• All parts of the world
• Large and small chambers
• Public and Private law chambers
• Developed and developing countries
• Chamber members and chamber executives

The general council sets up ad-hoc working groups to deal with specific issues arising from the WCF programme of action. All member chambers are encouraged to participate in the programme of action.


Below you can find the candidates for the 2017-2019 elections

Candidates for 2017-2019 elections

WCF Bylaws

WCF Bylaws

WCF General Council Members

Members are listed in alphabetical order by country.

Stephen Cartwright

Stephen Cartwright

Chief Executive Officer, NSW Business Chamber (Australia)

Dr. Richard Schenz

Dr. Richard Schenz Picture

Vice-President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (Austria)

Wouter Van Gulck

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General Manager, Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce (Belgium)

Sérgio Papini de Mendonça Uchoa

Mr. Sergio Papini de Mendonça Uchôa Picture

Vice-President, Confederation of Brazilian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Brazil)

Shunjie Lin

Shunjie Lin

Secretary General, China Chamber of International Commerce (China)

Monica de Greiff

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Executive President, Chamber of Commerce of Bogotà (Colombia)

Jens Klarskov

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Chief Executive Officer, Danish Chamber of Commerce (Denmark)

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Schmidt-Trenz

Hans-Jörg Schmidt-Trenz Picture

Chief Executive Officer, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce (Germany)

Emmanouil Vlachogiannis


1st Vice-President, Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Greece)

Dr. Làszlo Parragh

Dr. Lazzlo Parragh

President, Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Hungary)

Ram Gandhi

Ram Gandhi Picture

Past President, Indian Merchant's Chamber (India)

Uriel Lynn

Uriel Lynn

President, Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce (Israel)

Alessandro Barberis


President, Torino Chamber of Commerce (Italy)

Toshio Nakamura

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President, The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Japan)

Kiprono Kittony

Kiprono Kittony

National Chairman, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kenya)

Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa

Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Picture

Chairman, Legal Affairs Committee, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kingdom of Bahrain)

Tan Sri Datuk Yong Poh Kon

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President, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (Malaysia)

Ricardo Navarro Benitez

Ricardo Navarro Benitez

Chairman, Mexico City National Chamber of Commerce (Mexico)

Alhaji Ismaila Aderemi Bello

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President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nigeria)

Junaid Esmail Makda

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Vice-President, Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Pakistan)

Khalifah Bin Jassim Bin Mohammad Al-Thani

Khalifah Bin Jassim Bin Mohammad Al-Thani Picture

Chairman, Qatar Chamber of Commerce (Qatar)

Georgy Petrov


Vice-President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (Russia)

Chose Choeu

Chose Choeu


South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (South Africa)

Miquel Valls Maseda

Miquel VALLS MASEDA Picture

President, Barcelona Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation (Spain)

Dr Abdul Rahman Attar

Abdul Rahman Attar


Federation of Syrian Chambers of Commerce (Syria)

Ayhan Zeytinoglu

Ayhan Zeytinoglu
Chairman of the Board, Kocaeli Chamber of Industry (Turkey)

Rifat Hisarciklioglu


President, The Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Commodity Exchange of Turkey (TOBB)

Olive Kigongo

Olive Kigongo

Vice Chair

President, Uganda Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Uganda)

Jay Byers

Jay Byers Picture

Chief Executive Officer, Greater Des Moines Partnership (USA)

Transnational Chambers

Peter Hill

Peter Hill

President, Association of Latin American Chambers (Chile)

Jemal Inaishvili

Jemal Inaishvili

Vice President, Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Georgia)

Vikramjit S Sahney

Shri Vikramjit S. Sahney

President, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Chamber of Commerce (India)

Arrey Obenson

Arrey Obenson

Secretary General, Junior Chamber International (USA)

Abdullah Saeed Al Mobty

Vice President, General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce and Industry, (Saudi Arabia)

Vu Tien Loc

Vu Tien Loc

Chairman, ASEAN Chamber of Commerce (Vietnam)

EUROCHAMBRES (Representative TBC)

Dr Richard Weber

Richard Weber, President, Eurochambres